Who remembers my prediction three years ago when I launched Africa Music Law (AML), and the subsequent years later? I said Nigerian artists and musicians would become commonplace in mainstream America. In so many ways, it is already happening. I have been to about four top hotels in several states across America and each time, I hear Asa in the hotel lobby areas when checking in or out.
Also, there is an increased and more meaningful collaboration with our artists especially coming out of Atlanta. Finally, we have our artists making major inroads behind the scenes. For all of you who looked at me like I was crazy back then, y’all should learn to believe me with these things and check my track record for getting these predictions right.
In any event, check out my predictions, and then check out Akon in the video below as he talks about bridging Africa-US relations through music by bringing Nigerian music and artists to mainstream America.
Photocredit: Akon’s Facebook Fan Page
Photo description: Akon in recent times in Gabon
13 Predictions for Nigeria’s Music Industry.
(Note: I think I got all except 1 right. At this time, I don’t know what is going on with TruSpot. After my writeup, TruSpot received $2million alleged seed funding and was positioned for success but I am unsure what’s going on).
Watch the video below.
1. His project on Solar Energy in Africa.
2. Has no desire to be President after what happened to Wyclef.
3. If he wasn’t doing music, he would be a detective.
4. It’s easier to break Nigerian music acts into the US market because they speak English fluently.
5. He wants to sign Brymo, Davido and P-Square to Konvict Music because they think outside the box.
6. Come 2015 you will see a flood of Nigerian acts on American radio. He partnered with a particular mainstream radio station so expect it.
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